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She was the cherished grandmother who sang songs in Russian, loved to roller-skate, and spoke little of her past. But when Granny Dan died, all that remained was a box wrapped in brown paper, tied with string. Inside, an old pair of satin toe shoes, a gold locket, and a stack of letters tied with ribbon. It was her legacy, her secret past, waiting to be discovered by the granddaughter who loved her but never really knew her. It was a story waiting to be told...

The year was 1902. A new century was dawning as a motherless girl arrived at a ballet school in St. Petersburg, Russia, at the age of seven. By age seventeen, Danina Petroskova had become a great ballerina, a favorite of the Czar and Czarina, who welcomed her into the heart of the Imperial family. But events both near and far away shook the ground upon which she danced. A war, an extraordinary man, and a devastating illness altered the course of her life. And when revolution shattered Russia, Danina Petroskova was forced to make a heartbreaking choice - as the world around her was about to change forever.

©1999 Danielle Steel (P)1999 Random House, Inc., All Rights Reserved, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House, Inc.

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Heartwarming and tear jerking

What an amazing story. Makes you look at your own grandparents in such a different light- opens your eyes!

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Granny Dan

This book is wonderful, though i almost cried out the entire length of it.

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Amazing book

I brought the book but found it alot easier listening to it than reading love the way how it all started the love story between the Doctor and the Ballet dancer would recommend this audio book

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  • Karen Weitz Curtis
  • 27-10-20

One of the best stories ever!

My only regret is that this story was not longer!
It is one of the best stories ever!
Learned so much
Romantic and educational 😏

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  • Frances A. Allen
  • 13-09-20

great story

a wonderful audio book. story of an amazing Russian ballerina and all the twists and turns of her life.

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  • Britaney Thompson
  • 01-07-19

wonderful

my grandmother read this to me over 20 years ago it was as good then as now!

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  • Norma Gozner
  • 06-12-17

Granny Dan

A tender story of love in Russia and the ravages of war. Both WWI and revolutionary war in Russia.

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  • 04-12-17

GRANNY DAN

Awesome, poignant, remarkable story. VERY WELL WRITTEN. HATED TO HEAR THE STORY END WANT IT TO NEVER STOP. WONDERFULLY WELL WRITTEN & NARRATED!!!

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  • Toby
  • 25-07-16

Granny Dan

What did you love best about Granny Dan?

It was a short novel and was very interesting. I enjoyed it as a contrast to Danielle Steel Romance.

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  • shirley K. Bigham
  • 06-04-12

excellent

enjoyed every word and the book was an inspiration to all ballet dancers. I would read this again.

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